Use this sample grant proposal to help you in the process of preparing your own request for funding. Check with your state department of education to see if they require a certain format in their request for proposal (RFP). Many foundations also have specific requirements. This sample grant proposal contains: • • • • Sample Cover Letter Sample Cover Page Sample Grant Proposal Sample Letter Format Grant Proposal for Foundations
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Sample Cover Letter for Grant Proposal
The cover letter should contain a summary of your proposal, introduce your organization and summarize any recent communications you’ve had with the funding organization. Include the amount of funding that you are requesting, the population it will serve, and the need it will help solve. Try to bring your project to life in the cover letter and actively engage your reader.
10/06/02 Ms. Joan Atwater Executive Director ABC Foundation 13 Hill Street Boston, MA 02116 RE: READ TO SUCCEED! PROJECT Dear Ms. Atwater, Orchard Middle School is pleased to present this proposal for your review. We look forward to partnering with you to provide a reading intervention program for our students with poor reading skills called Read to Succeed! Orchard Middle School has over 50 at risk students with a reading performance of at least two years behind their current grade level. The objective of the Read to Succeed! program is to help all students with poor reading skills learn to read at grade level and increase their reading speed, comprehension, and reading attention span. During the last year, we have been piloting the Read to Succeed! program with a small group of students with poor reading skills and have seen dramatic improvements with most of the students increasing their reading ability by one to two grade levels. The Read to Succeed! program provides students with access to assistive reading systems, along with training for classroom teachers and reading specialists. We have seen measurable success and we are now seeking to expand our Read to Succeed! program to address the needs of all the at risk students in the Orchard Middle School. Our proposal requests $16,504 in funding to obtain the software, hardware, and training necessary to equip the Orchard Middle School resource room with five assistive reading systems, each including a computer, scanner and assistive reading software. We appreciate ABC Foundation taking an interest in helping our students develop their reading skills through our new reading program! Please give me a call at 703-555-1212 x342 if you require any further information or have any questions concerning this proposal. Thank you,
Jennifer Hazelton Special Education Coordinator Orchard Middle School 387 Pine Hill Road Orchard, VT 02331
Sample Grant Proposal Cover Page
Read to Succeed! Improving Reading Performance for At Risk Students Submitted to: The ABC Foundation
Date: October 6, 2002
Jennifer Hazelton Special Education Coordinator Orchard Middle School 387 Pine Hill Road Orchard, VT 02331 703-555-1212 x342
Sample Grant Proposal
Read to Succeed! Improving Reading Performance for At Risk Students Project Abstract
The project abstract should present a concise summary of the project. It should be no longer than a page and include the need for the project and the population it will serve, a brief description of the project and its goals and objectives, as well as the applicant’s background and qualifications. Make sure you include the amount of funding that is being sought. Finally, mention how the program will be evaluated to measure the success of the programs. The abstract should be the last section you write. The Orchard Middle School, in Orchard, VT is seeking a grant to expand our Read to Succeed! program with the objective of helping all of our at...